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Boys and Girls,

As a late viewer of a post, I was inspired by corel125's Wood Puzzle.
Asked for the plans and was given this site (you might have to navigate to the Mechanical 3D puzzle plans screen). All relevant plans, documentation, including solutions can be found on the right page.

Similar to a lot of puzzles with just a few pieces (3), it is deceptively challenging and like a good fart at a formal reception, I thought it had to be shared.

I decided to make this puzzle out of laser cut MDF, so the plans were imported into SketchUp for dowel alignment holes and reduce the size down to 18mm thick (3 laminations of 6mm MDF).
The solution was also documented in the SketchUp model and a build animation created.
Followed the bouncing ball from SketchUp, to Layout, to CorelDraw and finally the laser,




Down to the workshop to be assembled,

with dowels and glue. Protruding dowels flush trimmed (at the expense of my fingers),


The 3 pieces were sanded on their sides till a comfortable fit was achieved… spared the oiling and they were then put through the 3 ranges of tripoli, white diamond and carnauba waxes on my buffer.

Two copies of this puzzle were made, just in case I couldn't remember how to put the first one together.

There is a covering video about the assembly of my three latest puzzles.

The following is a link to all my puzzles stored on the cloud.
Each puzzle may contain all or some of the following folders;
  1. Corel - CorelDraw (X8) diagrams of the puzzle.
  2. JPG - any associated pictures.
  3. Layout - SketchUp's formal documentation presenter.
  4. Misc - miscellaneous files, eg. movies, word documents etc…
  5. PDF - PDF format documentation or printable files
  6. STL - 3D models.
  7. SU - SketchUp model.
  8. Trotec - laset files for a Trotec engraver/cutter.

For Corel and SketchUp, backward versions may be made available on demand, if not present and documented.
(Not all puzzles have been tested and published.)

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Another clever creation from you Ducky that one could knot together
 

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....or should I call you ''PUZZLE MAN'' ?
 

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nice puzzles duck but i dont recommend trimming your nails with a pull saw though-lol.
 

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nice puzzles duck but i dont recommend trimming your nails with a pull saw though-lol.
- pottz
But they're great for the toe nails… don't even need to take the boots off… unless they're steel capped… that's why I wear thongs in the workshop… wipe that smirk off your face and get your mind a second 3 feet above your toes pottzy... thongs are Aussie flip-flops.
 

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nice puzzles duck but i dont recommend trimming your nails with a pull saw though-lol.
- pottz

But they re great for the toe nails… don t even need to take the boots off… unless they re steel capped… that s why I wear thongs in the workshop… wipe that smirk off your face and get your mind a second 3 feet above your toes pottzy... thongs are Aussie flip-flops.

- LittleBlackDuck
hey whatever you say ducks (wink wink)
 
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